Welcome to my 8th grade Language Arts & Georgia Studies class website! Our 2019-2020 class is going to be the best yet! Throughout this website you will find general information, classroom expectations, and my class syllabus.
The main goal in every class that I teach is to create an environment that fosters independence and cooperative learning. It is important to me that students have a place where they feel comfortable and safe. A place where everyone can share his or her opinion. A place where respect is prevalent: for self, for each other and for the classroom. A place where students gain the knowledge and learn the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. Ultimately, a place where students yearn to become lifelong readers and skilled writers.
Furthermore, my course of instruction provides a challenging curriculum that is current, relevant, and demanding. This challenging atmosphere combined with the highest of expectations will prepare students for high school and for life in the 21st century. I strongly believe that education is a "family affair." Therefore, it is always helpful when there is interest at home in student activity and progress in the class.Students continue to grow as individuals and select their own reading material, while applying reading and writing skills to authentic real world experiences. It is important for students to use the 8th grade year to practice and fine-tune their reading and writing skills, so they have a solid foundation to start their high school career successfully.
Please contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns about your child's academic status or what we are currently studying in class. You are always welcome in room 501.
8-1 Daily Schedule
7:45 – 8:45 (1st Period)
8:55– 10:31 (Students Connections & Teacher Planning)
10:34 – 11:34 (4th Period)
11:37 – 1:07 (5th Period)
11:40 – 12:10 (Lunch)
1:10 – 2:10 (6th Period)
2:12 – 3:05 (7th Period)